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I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For Yourselves And Everyone Else…All Over The World. And If That Be Not So For Some…And There Are Those Who Cannot Come To Terms With Loving All God’s Children; Those That Do Not Consider Kindness, Compassion, And Understanding, When Interacting With Others; Or Equal Rights And Justice For Everyone As Being A Priority – For Whatever Reasons; Know That That Lack Of Love And Consideration Hurts Not The Unloved, As Much As It Condemns The Unloving Individuals – And Adversely Affects The Conditions Of The Country And The World…That They Claim To Love! But In Remaining Faithful – And Acknowledging The Alchemical Power Of The Spirit Of The Living God Dwelling Within All Of Us – And Guided By That Same Spirit Which Is Our “Mighty I AM Presence”…We All Have The Power To Change Those Negative Feelings, Actions, And Conditions…Into Positives…By Utilizing The Transforming Power Of Our Own Loving Energy, To First Correct Ourselves – Which Will In Turn – Transform Our Country And The World…For The Better! Amen…Smiling Face with Open HandsPurple HeartPurple HeartPurple Heart

Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…Folded Hands: Medium-Dark Skin ToneRevolving Hearts

And Y’all Be Love…Growing HeartGrowing HeartGrowing Heart

The name of magic, after having been so dreaded and so execrated in the Middle Ages, has become in our days almost ridiculous. A man who seriously occupies himself with Magic will hardly pass as a reasonable being, unless set down as a physician and a quack. Credulous folks suppose that all magicians are workers of wonders and being moreover convinced that only the Saints of their Communion have the right to perform miracles, attribute the ideas and phenomena of magic to the influence of the Devil or evil Spirits.

For our part, we believe that the miracles of the Saints and those which are attributed to demons, are alike the natural results of causes which are abnormally brought into action. Nature never disturbs herself; her standing miracle is immutable and eternal order. Moreover, Magic must not be confounded with Magism. Magic is an occult force, and Magism is a doctrine which changes this force into a Power. A Magician without Magism is only a Sorcerer. A magist without magic is only one who KNOWS.

…The Science of Magism is contained in the books of the Kabala, in the Symbols of Egypt and of India, in the books of Hermes Trismegistus, in the oracles of Zoroaster, and in the writings of some great men of the Middle Ages, like Dante, Paracelsus, Trithemus, William Postel, Pomponaceus, Robert Fludd, etc.

The works of Magic are divination or prescience, Thaumaturgy, or the use of exceptional powers, and Theurgy or rule over visions and spirits. One may divine or predict, either by observations and the inductions of wisdom, or by the intuitions of ecstasy or sleep, or by calculations of science, or by the visions of enthusiasm, which is a species of intoxication.

Indeed, Paracelsus calls it “ebriecatum” or a species of ebriety. The states which are connected with somnambulism, exaltation, hallucination, intoxication whether by alcohol or drugs, in a word with all classes of artificial or accidental insanity in which the phosphorescence of the brain is increased or over-excited, are dangerous and contrary to nature, and it is wrong to attempt to produce them, because they derange the nervous equilibrium, and lead almost infallibly to frenzy, catalepsy and madness.

Divination and prediction by mere sagacity demand a profound knowledge of the laws of Nature, a constant observation of phenomena and their correlation, the discernment of Spirits by the science of signs, the exact nature of analogies, and the calculation, be it integral or differential, of chances and probabilities. It is useful to divine and foresee, but we must not allow ourselves to divine or to mix ourselves up in predictions.

A prophet interested in a matter is always a false prophet, because desire deranges sagacity; a prophet disinterested, that is to say a true prophet, always makes himself enemies, because there is always in this world more evil than good to predict; the occult sciences should always be kept hidden; the Initiate who speaks, profanes; and he who knows not how to keep silence, knows nothing.

Noah foresaw the Deluge but took good care not to predict it. He held his tongue and built his ark.  Joseph foresaw the seven years of famine and made his arrangements which secured to the king and priests all the wealth of Egypt. Jonah foretold the destruction of Nineveh and fled in despair because his prediction was not accomplished. The early Christians predicted the burning of Rome, and Nero with some appearance of Justice accused them of having set it on fire. The Sorcerers of Macbeth drove him to regicide, by telling him that he would be a king.

Prophecy seems to attract evil and often provokes crime. The Jews believed that the glory of God was involved in the eternal preservation of their Temple; to predict the destruction of this edifice was blasphemous. Jesus dared to do this, and the Jews, who but the day before had spread their garments beneath his feet and decked his path with branches and palms, cried all with one voice, “Let him be crucified!” But it was not for them that the Saviour had made this prediction, but for the small circle of his apostles and faithful followers; unfortunately, it became public and served as a pretext for the judicial murder of the best and most divine of men.

It is not yet known to what extent the imagination and will of man are powers. It is evident that in certain cases nature obeys them: the sick suddenly recover health, inert objects change their position without any apparent motive force; visible and palpable forms are produced. The cause of all this is God for one set, the Devil for the other, and no one reflects that God is too great to condescend to conjuring tricks, and that the Devil, if he exists, as portrayed in legends, would be too intelligent and too proud to consent to be made ridiculous.

All exclusive religions rely on miracles, and each attribute to the Devil the miracles of its opposing Faith. In this latter they are all to a certain extent right. The Devil is ignorance, the demons are false Gods. Now, all false Gods perform miracles, but the true God works only one, which is that of the Eternal Order.

The miracles of the Gospel are the wondrous operations of the Divine Spirit, related in an enigmatical style, as is the custom of the ancients and of Orientals especially. That spirit changes water into wine, that is to say indifference into love; it walks on the waters, and with a word stills tempests; it opens the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf; it makes the dumb to speak, and the paralytic to walk. It resuscitates humanity buried for four days, (that is for four thousand years); it shows it in its putrefaction like Lazarus and ordains that it be released from its bonds and from its shroud.

Such are the true miracles of Christ, but if they ask him for prodigies, he replies, “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign and there shall no sign be given to it, but that of the prophet Jonas.” Here the Master gives us to understand that the miracles of the Bible are also allegories. Jonas issuing alive from the fish that has swallowed him is humanity which regenerates itself. Jesus gave to the Jews as incontestable miracles the holiness of his doctrine and the example of his virtues. Jesus may certainly have healed the sick; since Vespasian, Apollonius, Gassner, Mesmer, and the Zouave Jacob have also healed the sick; sick people too may have been healed at Lourdes, as at the tomb of the deacon Paris; but such cures are not miracles, they are the natural results of a certain exaltation in Faith. Jesus Christ said so himself. “Can you cure me?”, asked a certain sick person. “If thou canst believe,” said the Master, “all things are possible to him that believeth.”

…Every man is a magnetic focus, which attracts and radiates. That attraction and that projection are what are called in magic the inspiration and respiration. The good inspire and respire good, the wicked attract and respire evil; the good may heal the body, because they make the souls better, the wicked do harm both to souls and bodies. Often the wicked attract good to corrupt it, and the good attract evil to change it into good.”

The Paradoxes Of The Highest Science, by Éliphas Lévi – Published in 1856; Translated in 1883; Reissued in 1922

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